Artist Walk will be a plaza space with flexible lawn area, sculptures, seating and an artistic skatepark extending from the Riverside Arts Market on Riverside Avenue northwest to Park Street under Interstate 95 and connect to College Street. It is expected to be complete in 2025.
When complete, the Emerald Trail will encompass approximately 30 miles of trails, greenways and parks that encircle the urban core and link at least 14 historic neighborhoods to downtown, Hogans Creek, McCoys Creek and the St. Johns River.
The Jacksonville Shipyards, including a restored Met Park, will deliver a Downtown experience that blends urban design with waterfront entertainment. Plans include Jacksonville's first 5-star hotel, The Four Seasons, and a modernized city-owned marina with a park and a multifunctional building that will include a restaurant.
Life Ev'ry Voice and Sing Park
Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing Park will be located at 120 Lee St., which is where James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnsons composed their famous song “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” now known as the Black national anthem, in February 1900. Construction is expected to be complete in fall 2023.
Riverfront Jacksonville (formerly Riverfront Plaza)
Riverfront Jacksonville is a multi-phased, mixed-use plan that will bring more than 2.3 million square feet of new mixed-use programs to the city’s Central Business District on the Northbank. Phase I of construction is estimated to be complete in 2024 and will include curving walkways, native plant gardens and a cafe with a playground on top of it.
RiversEdge will include more than four acres of public park spaces, including a large central riverfront park on the Southbank. Expected to be complete in 2024, there will be 950 residential units, 147 hotel rooms, 200,000 square feet of retail space, 134,000 square feet of retail space and a 125-slip marina.
St. Johns River Park and Friendship Fountain
The St. Johns River Park and Friendship Fountain redesigned park and fountain will include a botanical garden, play park, splash pad and overall upgrades. It is projected to open in fall 2023.